The USS Essex is the only US Navy wreck in the State of Minnesota. She was designed and constructed by the 19th Century premiere shipbuilder Donald McKay and is the only known example of his work to survive. Sixty-two of Essex's log books are known and Maritime Heritage Minnesota received a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant - also known as the Legacy Amendment - to digitize these books at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC and at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. This report summarizes the project's results.
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